CampesinoTino (799) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Orange and amber colored in appearance with a cap of beige foam. The aroma is a blend of nutmeg, allspice, clove and pumpkin puree. The flavor begins with lots of cinnamon, ginger and clove upfront along with a bit of roasted pumpkin and brown sugar. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with significant carbonation while the finish is a hodgepodge of dessert spices. Overall, the spices dominate while the pumpkin flavor is very mild. Interesting but a little goes a long way.
skoisirius (1819) - Earth, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap somewhere last week. Remember the nose was full of pumpkin spice goodness, but the palate was nice and spiced with a hint of vegetable and not all that full. Nice lingering spice finish. Decent.
andrewje41 (1074) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft pour at the brewery. Pours a light copper color with a patchy head and a ton of lacing. Pumpkin spices and nutmeg aroma. Gingerbread flavors with a minimum sweetness and a lot of autumn spices. Damn good pumpkin beer, coming from someone who typically shys away from them. Good stuff.
maxwelldeux (4081) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAR 8, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear darker amber color with a smallish off-white head on it. Nose is pretty spicy, with a lot of the traditional pumpkin spice elements and a bit of nutmeg. Taste is slightly sweet, and definitely has a lot of spice in it.
shoulderbroken (2476) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the Hangover. Lightly spiced, quite sweet, lots of pumpkin. Quite nice though. Full on but easy to drink. As with most pumpkin beers, one is probably enough for me.
bhensonb (12023) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours copper with a slight creamy off-white head. Nearly beige. Aroma is lots of pie spice. Clove and cinnamon seem dominant. Med body. Flavor is very smooth - not too harsh - not too light. Not too sweet. Certainly not dry. Appropriate spice levels. Very nice version.
Hypo_Luxa (58) - Osaka, JAPAN - NOV 9, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is strong spice. Smells like a can of pumpkin puree. Cough medicine taste, snappy mouth feel.
Sweet hard candy aftertaste. Not all bad for a pumpkin beer.
Nocturne (1040) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Brouwer’s Cafe, Seattle. Mostly clear copper with a fluffy white head. Pumpkin spice aroma is a bit muted but definitely there. Heavy mouthfeel which lands a big hit of nutmeg and cinnamon just as it feels about to subside. Good spices, but not the most drinkable.
chuckstout (306) - Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromas of bread, and spices pours a beautiful red/orange with a creamy white head. Malty with a lot of cinnamon and a bitter finish, pretty good
mikedR (1494) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - AUG 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I'm partial to this style, and this is perhaps the best "session" pumpkin ale I've tried. Bottle purchased "pre-release" at brewery. Strong pumpkin aroma following a vigorous pour. Perfectly balanced in sweetness and spiceness, over a flavorful pumpkin malt base. Just nice. Incredibly balanced. A- would love to see an imperial version.
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jgb9348 (4981) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy brown coloured body with a nice copper glow and a rich bronze tint all with a thick, five centimetre tall tan head - very nice. Aroma of pumpkin - spices of all types (allspice, nutmeg and cloves) with a lot of malt and a good deal of caramelised sugars. Medium-bodied; Rich squash flavour with the light spices and a bit of caramel and nuts noticeable. Aftertaste shows a good complexity with a perfect balance of squash and spice and sugars. Overall, a very well made beer with a nice layer of everything all coupled together. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased yesterday at Brown Jug in Anchorage (Northern Lights Blvd) for US$5.99 sampled in my B&B in Copper Center, Alaska on 23-May-2013.